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Hazardous waste

​COVID-19 Alert Level 2 - Hazardous waste information

Silverdale Transfer Station, The Waiheke Community Resource Recovery Park (Waiheke Transfer Station), Claris Landfill and Waitākere Refuse and Recycling Transfer Station are open but with contact tracing, restricted services, physical distancing, and cashless payment required.

Contact all other rubbish and recycling companies directly for opening hours and restrictions.

What is hazardous waste?

An item is hazardous when it is:

  • flammable
  • toxic
  • corrosive
  • explosive
  • radioactive.

Common examples include most chemicals, paint, acid and gas cylinders.

Do not put hazardous waste in your roadside rubbish or recycling bin, or down any drain.

Where to dispose of hazardous waste

Different locations accept different types of hazardous waste, for example:

To find the best way to dispose of your item you can view our list of hazardous waste and chemicals, or search for How to get rid of unwanted items.

Reduce hazardous waste

See how you can Reduce hazardous waste that's harmful to the environment.

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